May

Sing Out Loud at Hamerton Close

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Starting on Friday 18 May, 2:00pm–3:30pm at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland will be Sing Out Loud fun singing session.

This is a singalong session for seniors, with Steve Brown – a professional musician who has a wide range of experience working with community groups.

Just £1 per session (and 50p for refreshments) this group will meet every fortnight

 

MUM2MUM Market at Lightcliffe Academy Sports Centre

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On Saturday 12 May 2018, 1:15pm–3:15pm there will be over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices. Everything imaginable for your little ones.

JOIN THE EVENT ON MUM2MUM MARKET YORKSHIRE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SALE ITEM PREVIEWS

**Buggies & Travel Systems **Stairgates, Toddler Furniture

**Home & Safety Equipment **Baby Carriers & Harnesses

**Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots **Growbags, Bed Guards

**Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment **Highchair’s, Bumbos

**Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys

**Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

All great brands

**Hundreds of Toys, Books and Games including- Little Tikes, ELC, Fisher Price, Vtech, Mamas & Papas

**Baby and children’s clothes starting from 50p including (Various brands)

To Book a Stall go to Mum2mum Market Website

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2-4-1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

Email: katieg@mum2mummarket.co.uk

FREE Fun Swim Sessions at Brighouse Pool

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Calderdale Sports Services deliver monthly fun swim sessions for disabled children & young people aged 5 – 18 years.

The sessions promote positive experiences, enable children to gain confidence in the water and assist in developing friendships.

The fun swim sessions will take place on the following dates at Brighouse Pool & Fitness Centre, Woodvale Road, Brighouse, HD6 4AX.

  • Sunday 20 May 3:00-4:00pm
  • Sunday 17 June 3:00-4:00pm
  • Sunday 15 July 3:00-4:00pm

If you are interested please let us know by contacting Debbie Greenwood who will ask you a few questions about health and ability to check whether further support is required for your child to attend the session.

Please also complete the Microsoft Office document iconFun Swim Registration and Consent Form and send to the email address below.

Please contact Debbie Greenwood, Disability Sports Development Officer for further details.
Email: debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk
Phone: 01422 341527

Give Walking a Go and Pledge to Try20 this Month

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Did you know that this month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Living Streets offers 20 tips for keeping you on track that you can find here.

As part of NWM, 21 – 25 May is Walk to School Week. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice.

 

Free Diabetes Course in Halifax

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Do you have Type 2 diabetes and live in Halifax?

Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC) are running an X-PERT programme for the South Asian Community working in partnership with Calderdale CCG to provide all the information you need to manage your diabetes. This 5 week course starts Wednesday 16 May at the Resource Centre, Hall St, HX1 5AY and will be held on the 4 subsequent Wednesdays.

There are separate sessions for women and men;

    • women 10:00am-12:30pm
    • men 1:30pm-4:00pm

Please call 01422 847871 to book a place.

You have a higher risk for diabetes if you:

  • are from certain black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups
  • have a family history of diabetes
  • have Impaired glucose regulation
  • carry excess body weight (especially around the waist)
  • have low activity levels (exercising less than 3 times a week)
  • eat a diet that contains too much refined carbohydrate and processed food
  • have high blood pressure (greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg)
  • are older than 40 (although it is becoming more common in younger people)
  • developed diabetes during a previous pregnancy
  • gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • have been diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovarian syndrome

X-PERT Health‘s mission is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, long-term conditions have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education leading to increased skills, knowledge and confidence in the prevention and self-management of their long-term medical conditions.

The Big Sing at The Piece Hall

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Between 1831 and 1890 thousands of local Sunday School children would come together in The Piece Hall over Whitsuntide for The Big Sing. It’s been recorded that up to 34,000 would pack the vast courtyard for this popular event and celebration of song.

On 25 May 2018 The Piece Hall Trust in partnership with Calderdale Music Trust and Music Director Sam Dunkley from Performing Arts etc. will recreate this magnificent tradition once again. The project will bring 1,000 children from over 20 Calderdale primary schools together to perform a selection of songs, a number of which have been specially commissioned and written by the schools involved. This inaugural event will mark the extraordinary heritage of The Piece Hall, bringing it to life for the participants and audience in what we hope will become a tradition.

Witness history being recreated as we celebrate the past, present and future of The Piece Hall and the local community.

Schools include: Bolton Brow Academy, Barkisland Primary, Scout Road Academy, Old Town Primary, Calder Primary, Holy Trinity Primary, Bowling Green Primary, Salterhebble J & I School, Copley Primary, St Joseph’s Todmorden, Woodbank, Savile Park, Cross Lane, St Joseph’s Halifax, Lee Mount, Burnley Road, Moorside Community Primary School, Beech Hill, Ling Bob and St Andrews Junior, New Road Primary, Luddendenfoot Primary and Saint Chads Primary.

Entry from 6:30pm is £5 (four tickets for £18). The show begins at 7:30pm.

Rehearsal for The Big Sing at The Piece Hall from The Piece Hall on Vimeo.

Northowram Scarecrow Festival May Bank Holiday Weekend

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Northowram Scarecrow Festival is a FREE family event that takes place this year on the May Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 5 -Monday 7 May.

There’s fun for all the family at Northowram Village, Halifax, where in addition to the Scarecrow Trail there’s a Fun Dog Show, Bake Off, BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Games, Raffle and Tombola.

To enter the competition please register your Scarecrow.​

This year there will be 2 “categories” to enter​

  1. Traditional – usually a single item (using straw, dried grass etc as the main component)
  2. Display – those with an idea on a grand scale (as it says, something bigger than your average scarecrow)

Each category winner and runner-up will receive a rosette and certificate.

The ‘Helen Silson’ trophy will be awarded to the scarecrow voted best by the Judges from all those entered. Also as usual there will be an award for the scarecrow voted top in the ‘Peoples vote’.

Baby Massage for Dads at Holywell Green Children’s Centre

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Baby massage for dads is a 4 week course designed to teach parents all the skills of baby massage, how it may aid relaxation, sleep and assist with the symptoms of colic. Learners will be provided with everything apart from you will need to bring a towel each week.

Being hosted by Holywell Green Children’s Centre, Stainland Road from Saturday 5 May- Saturday 26 May, 10:00am—11:00am.

Suitable for babies aged 6 weeks to crawling.

Book a place by calling 01422 266197 or book online.

 

Have Your Say! Wheelchair Service for Calderdale

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Calderdale and KIrklees CCGs need your help to design a future service. They invite you to two events to help them do this. The two events will be held in one central location ‘The Holiday Inn’, Clifton Village, West Yorkshire, Brighouse, HD6 4HW and they would like your support to attend one or both events.

The first event is on Friday 11 May, 9:45am-2:30pm. This event is about sharing what people have already told us about wheelchair services, looking at these findings and making sure we have not missed anything. The second one is on Friday 20 July, 9:45am -12:15pm. This follow up event is about looking at our proposed model of service and hearing your views about this.

You can register to attend the event using the online link or scanning the QR code (for registration by mobile) below. Or by printing off the registration form and returning to the FREEPOST address at the back of the form.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/registerforwheelchairservicesevent/


Places are limited to 80 people so please book before Tuesday 8 May.

The event will give you an opportunity to hear the feedback we have received on the current service, and help to use the feedback to shape a future service.

If you can’t attend the event but would still like to be involved, they will be talking to local people and groups between the 11 May and the 20 July to gather feedback.

Contact Dawn Pearson at dawn.pearson@greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk or call her on 01422 307428.